Codelco Andina Division Plant Management has different physical assets whose buildings and civil works are exposed to direct or indirect corrosion. Mainly, the constructive elements that integrate these works are reinforced concrete and steel, which suffer important structural deterioration due to the corrosive environment existing in the humid areas of the different plants, especially the flotation and filtration areas. As a result, this deterioration generates risks, both for the safety of people passing through these areas, as well as environmental and operational risks.
Identify solutions to prevent or delay the corrosion process in the constructive elements, such as steel and concrete, of the plant infrastructure. Solutions that allow both direct protection as well as coatings or insulators are desirable. The scouting process could be conducive to identify and select suppliers for a competitive process of supply or purchase, whose scope will be defined according to the technology readiness level of the proposals that apply to the open innovation process, which could lead to a pilot validation test, or to an implementation if they are relevant and meet the evaluation and selection criteria defined by Codelco.
Consulting, advising and engineering studies.
Protect plant infrastructure from corrosion, increasing its useful life and/or extending the time between maintenance.
Frequent corrective and preventive maintenance to recover and/or replace damaged infrastructure due to corrosion.
No new technologies have been tested